Since 1988, Mr. Holmes has served the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) profession as chair, sole and panel Arbitrator, Mediator, Referee, Private Judge or Judge pro tem in a wide array of complex disputes. His practice is national and international in scope, with offices in Southern California, Manhattan, Chicago and Milwaukee. He is a member of Resolute Systems National Commercial and Employment panels of neutrals. Mr. Holmes is also a member of the American Arbitration Association’s Large Complex Case Panel.
Mr. Holmes has presided over matters ranging from small dollar matters to amounts in controversy well in excess of $1 Billion. Mr. Holmes has handled disputes from a variety of fields, such as Intellectual Property and Technology, Labor and Employment, Real Property and Construction, Financial, Personal Injury, Entertainment, Sports, and Franchise, as well as International disputes. Subject matters have ranged widely, including software fraud, entertainment industry disputes, termination of distributorship, breach of a sports contract, patent infringement, race discrimination, sexual harassment, partnership dissolution, stock, securities and investor fraud, construction defect, breach of entertainment distribution contract, breach of surety and trustee obligation, identity theft, defamation, and imaging rights theft, software defect fraud and breach of international distribution rights.